Illumination WALD STUDIO

28Aug/180

UFO

Today we had UFO come in to discuss their fiber optic and LED products.

Fiber Optics

All of their fiber optic systems consist of three components:

The light source can consist of a color wheel, RGBW, or dichroic sources.

They offer end lit or side emitting products. The side emitting products come in two different types: side sparkle and smooth solid core.

 

The end lit products are typically made from glass while the side sparkle are typically made from food grade plastic.

 

  • 90w is the strongest fiber optic product
  • 20w products will be close to the 50w-75w tungsten market

For the end lit products, you are able to changes lenses to change the beam spread of the product.

These products do have a bend radius limitation which is important to consider when using it around corners. A large positive of these fiber optic fixtures is that the light source is the only point of maintenance.

The fiber optic products can be used for a multitude of applications. The end lit products are great for pools, museums, ceiling stars, and much more. The side emitting (the side sparkle particularly) is great for sensory systems in the medical field. The side emitting is also great for pool lighting.


They also showed us their LED products.

They had spot and wash fixtures. The wash fixtures slide into the fittings and the spot fixtures snap in to a magnetic system. The optics of these fixtures can also be changed. The following sizes are available.

  • 45mm
  • 95mm
  • 1250mm
  • 2450mm

These fixtures are not wireless. There is 1.6 meters of lead wire available. Finishes include: black and silver. The magnetic ball will always be silver regardless of finish(as shown below).

They also mentioned that they do have LED down lights (as shown below) which are essentially an LED version of their fiber optics system.

23Aug/180

alight

We had two representatives from alight do a product update with us today.

Atlas

The Atlas comes in the following diameters:

  • 20''
  • 32''
  • 48''

The 20'' comes in a 2'x2' tile detail as well. It is not trimless however custom finishes are available. The fixture does have up-lighting as well.

The standard color temperature is either:

  • 3,000
  • 3,500
  • 4,000
  • Customizable color temperature is available

The lumen output for this fixture is quite impressive at a 6,000 Lumen output for the 20''.  These are also dimmable. If you are using multiple of them, they will have the same surface brightness so they are very consistent. This fixture would be great for spaces with vaulted ceilings.


Aerial

This fixture's standard lens length comes in increments of 2'. It has a 45% up and 50% down distribution. While this product would not be great for residential purposes, it would be very useful in offices.


Apex

The final product was Apex. This product does come with the option of a High Efficiency lens that has just under 1,000 Lumen output. With the standard lenses it has between 1,200 and 1,300 Lumen output. It has the option of a 22 degree or 55 degree beam angle. One of the positives of this fixture is that it is recessed a bit so the light source will not be seen unless you are essentially standing underneath it. The fixture itself is 3 1/2'' deep. This fixture also has the flexibility to combine optics or use blackout panels if needed.

 


A final note, for projects that require it, alight does also do MRI work for any medical facilities that may need it.

18Jul/180

LEDI

Today we looked at the LEDi products in the office. They make linear LED strips.

There are many reasons to distinguish them among other LED manufacturers:

  • 1.4 step binned LEDs
  • An exclusive damp rated connection system
  • Competitive pricing

Inspire V4 Nude:

A coated, cuttable (every 4 " and max run of 42 feet), and re-connectable UL listed LED tape light.

  • Variety of colors from 1800K to a daylight 4000K.
  • 2.2 watts/ft  (max run 45') and 4.2 watts/ft  (max run 23') options.
  •  MLV, Incandescent, & 0-10V dimming options.
  • 25 feet gauge wire.

Nude family has next day shipping!

    

* Their connection system is really interesting. The "Zeus" allows a very easy, secure connection between two ends. And, it is damped rated.

The connection system has electronic connectors and a screwdriver is required to take it apart.

 

*They use TM 30-15 for evaluating color rendering and the difference was visible when we tested.

*Their 1800K warm White LED matches the Edison Warm white.

*They make their own Phosphor for the LED Diodes.

*Their LED strips are more sturdy compared to others. (they use 3-ounce copper per feet)

*They have a dedicated serving team for construction and electronic layout drawing, customization inquiry.


The  Inspire V4 outdoor: (IP68)

 

  •  2700K(99 lm/ft), 3000K (133lm/ft), and RGB
  • 5ft, 15ft, 25ft lengths.
  • Capable in field with 25ft lead wire.
  • It can be dimmed down to  approximately 3% .
  • Compatible with 0-10V, 4 phase, and Electronic driver (May 2019).
  • 1"x 1" asymmetric distribution, driverless, line voltage 122v with 24v DC input voltage.

The Inspire Outdoor Strip Channel:

It comes in 5' length and can be attached to any surface with screws or landscaping glue.


Quantum Family:

A dimmable, surface-mountable fixture with frosted lens (50%), 24V, 3w/ft and aluminum channel. It is perfect for lighting up cabinets and coves that need light at a 45 degree angle.

    

  • 2700K: (289 lm/ft) up to 4000K(333 lm/ft).
  • MLV, Incandescent, and 0-10V dimming options.
  • Available in 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, and 8ft standard lengths.

*Channels are field cuttable, customize-able, and should be ordered separately.

**For the pricing, the LED tape is priced cheaper and very competitive to what we normally use.

10Jul/180

Sonneman

Today we have reviewed the Sonneman's new products in the office.

They have presented the Suspenders from the decorative family. It comes in different pre-configurations such as linear, zig zag, tandem, tri bar,...

It' good to remember that the components are very delicate and require a lot of care at the time of installation.

The component includes a power bar, hanger and luminaire. this system offers direct/indirect lighting, aimable light spread hanged with aircraft cable.

The power bar accommodate variety of  luminaries types and distributions such as:

  • Drum (etched cased glass, 3w.)
  • Cylinder (50°, 5w, up or down lighting.)
  • Light-bar (linear light, 10w, up or down lighting.)
  •  Crystal chiclet (2w, it can be installed horizontally or downward.)

 


The Constellation fixture

The Kit can be apart and includes:

  • 2 LED heads.
  • 4 different configurations.
  • Remote constant current driver.
  • 15 different lengths.
  • Standard color temperature of 3000K.

 

The pre-configured designs are in stock and ready for fast shipping.

1500 delivered lumen.


From the commercial family they have presented the ALC, flush and semi flush mount.

It comes in 2" and 3"  diameters with 3 different lengths integral LED, standard 3000K, 25° narrow flood lens, 1060 lm/10 watts and 2110 lm/ 20 watts.


Tik-Tak is an interesting tandem LED pendent with suspended rods in multiple level (up to 6 tier). It is great in residential and hospitality projects. Each rod can be independently positioned as up or down light, and adjusted with infinite variability to any height along the suspension cables.

It has 10' adjustable cable, 47" fixture's width, 2288 lm/20 watts, 3000K and 90 CRI.


Double Corona

An LED ring pendant available in 6" (580lm/8w), 16", 24" (3170lm/51w), 32", 48" and 60" diameters. It has just 1 LED board to achieve a uniform distribution, 6' adjustable cable.

It can be installed in a max 30° slop ceiling.


Thin-Line

A one sided LED wall bar and pendent, suitable for damp location. It comes in  1" height, 3' (1110lm/ 10w),4', 6' and 8' lengths, down and up/down distributions,  110V, ELV remote driver.

 

 

 

10Jul/180

3G

3G LIGHTING stopped by our office to present some of their new products.

MADISON Family

Elegant, recessed  luminaries designed for continuous runs for a variety of ceiling types. Available in linear, right angle, square, and rectangle configurations with square and round aperture.

 

It comes with the following options:

  • Citizen LED chip
  • 3 standard colors; black, white and paintless.
  • recessed, mounted and pendent  with trim and trimless options.
  • aluminium flange screw into the housing
  •  Standard (80+CRI). Optional (90+ and 97+CR)
  • 1', 2',3' and 4' lengths with continuous run option.
  • applicable in wood ceilings with mechanical.
  • quick connectors on all product for ease of adding accessories in the field.

The round shape can be configured as 2 heads, side by side. The 50mm size has 3000lm and the larger one, 70mm has 5000lm.

 

They have a 5 to 7 days turnover for typical drawing for RCP with mechanical, sprinkler and duct.

A great feature in continuous runs is, that the heads are lockable and can slide within the channel for maximum adjustability and flexibility. (12" to 18")

The DL3500 cost around $135 and the DL4500 cost around $165 to $170, delivers up to 4000Lm. both fixtures have Osrom driver, 0-10V down to 1%.

Also, by using a screw driver the head can be rotated 360° and tilted 40°.


LINA

The Lina is another linear fixture comes in 2" and 3.5" with extruded lens, glued cap ends. The 2" is the deepest drop lens which they can do for the linear family.

The 3.5" costs around $55 to $65 and has 10 days delivery turnover for delivery.

The 1" and 2" dropped lens, flushed lens. The LED tray hinge for easier access to the electronic parts behind the board.

D Lina is another configuration in their continuous run linear family which is a combination of linear + down light.

6", 12" and 24" on center placement.


KUBO

This fixture has been developed from corner light. It has the following options:

  • Linear and square shapes with different mounting options.(6", 8", 12" single square, 8" and 12" vertical, 10" multiple, etc.)
  • Available in 27K, 30K, 35K, and 40K
  • A 12" LED board in linear option.
  •  Standard 4' x 4' in size and upto  4' x 8'.
  • Aircraft cable in pendent model
  • Additional RGB and RGB-W options.
  • Flush lens from 1" to 7".

 

The new product from Kubo family

They offer different variation in drop lens and if different sizes are required to be used in one space, they will match the driver power to each dropped lens fixture to maintain a uniform illumination among the fixtures.

RUBO

A round fixture with white sandblasted acrylic diffusers. It is available in various lenses (flush and 1" t0 5" drops), surface mounted and recessed on various grid, drywall and wood ceilings, 80+ CRI and 27K, 30K, 35K, and 40K color temperatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6Jun/180

Lightnet

Lightnet stopped by with four product lines so we could see their updates.

The company has in-house LED board manufacturing. Most of the production takes place in Europe and their lead time for on-site delivery including customization (extra 5% add-on for special finishes) is 4-6 weeks globally. All their products have 80 CRI, integral driver, 0-10V (Osram driver programming in house) but are not suitable for wet locations.

 


LIQUID LINE

 

A 2"x2.5" modular LED light system of different forms, curves and connectors with either direct-indirect  or direct only, color temperature range of 2200K up to 6500K and optional 90+ CRI.

There is a limitation of  1.5' for radius in customized shapes.


BASIC

Surface mounted luminaire for ceilings or walls with direct or direct-indirect distribution, Factory-programmable drivers offer 2 standard output levels (Osram), 3000K, 3500K and 4000K.


METRIC

D3 is a surface mounted light line with standard 1.5" extrusion size. Special color temperatures (2700K-6500K) and 90+ CRI

W-1 is a light line for horizontal/vertical mount to wall surface. Direct-/ indirect light distribution with topside dust cover and up to 3 standard output levels.


BEAM ME UP

 

LED luminaire with direct light distribution and indirect lighting corona for ceiling in 2 size (2.5' and 4' diameter) with Micro-prismatic screen and 2700K to 4000K color temperature. Color backlight and 90+ CRI upon request.


CALEO

 

Surface mounted luminaire for ceilings or walls. Optional: Direct light distribution or direct light distribution with indirect lighting corona.

 

 

It also good to remember that Due to great recording and computerized test system on production line they have achieved uniformity in light color in an order batch and possibility to order replacement or additional fixtures to match the currents after a long period.

 

 

31May/180

Lumenpulse

Lumenpulse stopped by today so we can see the new addition to their Lumenfacade family, the Nano and Nano Horizontal.

The Nano uses a 48V remote power supply, 884 delivered lm2w/ft and 1767 delivered lm on 4w/ft. The Nano Horizontal has 8W regular output. Optics for grazing, floodlighting or wall washing of 1 or 2 story facades and pedestrian uplighting.

  

Both come in 1',2', 3' and 4' in length, dual chamber design, mounting arm with 180 rotation feasibility, varaity of optic such as 8°x8°, 10°x10°, 10°x 90°, 30°x 60°, wide 120° and asymmetric wall-washer and up to 50' cable (not plenum rated). Available in dynamic white, warm white, Amber and RGB. (developing quad chip for cove lighting)

 

Both Nano series have fully integrated accessory, snap-in system. The louver and shield color always matches the fixture color and the shipping in about 6 weeks for custom color and 1 week for quick ship products.

The standard controller is Nicolaudie. They also have Pharos kit (they have reduced the price of Pharos kit from $900 to $200), keypad of Lumenpuls priced at $99 and lumentalk (allow DMX on the system even with 2 wire without rewiring) . Also, all their products are compatible with Lutron since  they have an Eco system card (Lutron chip) to recieve the Lutron signal (there are some exception)


Lumenquad is the updated version of their square shape outdoor lighting. It has a 3.5 in profile with 50W and 100W options, Narrow and Wide optics  which are suitable for wallwash, floodlighting, or street lighting.


Lumencentro is the new Lumenpulse pole, suitable for plaza, campus walkway.

100W, 2200K to 5700K, 70+ and 80+ CRI with up to 20000lm on clearsite lens and 7000lm on softsite lens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30May/180

PAL Lighting

They brought some of the new linear products to the office today so we can take a closer look.

Microlinea Series

A linear LED family with 3 category. The series 2, series 3 and series 5 corners are available in nominal 2’ x 2’ long continuously lighted configurations and 90° corner configuration, die-cast aluminum end caps. They are available in High output (28W for 4' ) and Mid output (19W for 4') power, 80 and 90CRI, CCT of 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. They have used perforation pattern in their updated products to secure the flangless designed fixtures's lens against cracking, twisting and bending on long run.

Another  product in this family, Microlinia series 2 has an extended accent lens over the housing. Direct, direct/indirect, wall and ceiling mounting, up to 116 lm/w. It is available in 2',3',4',..,12' runs.  come sin 3 sizes. 2', 3' and 5'. with any pattern or angle.

The 2" model has an integral driver, Osram LED, and emergency lighting battery. The wet listed extrusion version comes with a cast ending,

  

 

Microquad Series

Direct, Indirect/Direct Suspended LED fixture. It comes in 2’X2’ (98W), 3’X3’ or 4’X4’ (238W), standard and premium finishes, CCT of 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K. It comes with factory programmed driver (Osram, 0-10V)

  

 

AR300 

The slender shape LED fixture lighting. It comes in 12' long, integral driver and direct and direct/indirect distribution with suspended, wall and ceiling mounting. It is also available in tunable white form 2700K to 6500K, flap and sculptured end cap.

Custom color finish per request.

  

 

24May/180

Dulanski Showcase

IGUZZINI

 


OXYGEN

Oslo Hugger Series ceiling fan.


FINELITE

 

The FineTUNE tailored control system includes a wall mounted controller, power control, DMX drivers, cabling and Bluetooth connectivity, daylighting zone , changing from one zone to another.. It doesn't require programmer to do the set-up since it's pre-programmed with their Tailored control system.

It has different scenario screen time. For example, a teacher platform with different options like, fix with direct/indirect lighting, Energize and calming light levels

Bluetooth, DMX, daylighting zone , changing from one zone to another.

Online app for different commissioning (programming) is also available.

 

Finelite is having a new linear product.

Gaps between joints screwed are remove to make it easier connection

There is a diffuser to not let the light get out. 10 days to get out of the factory.

E2 Indirect/Direct (E2-ID). It has power supply boxes and power suspension cables that enable independent control of uplight and downlight.

HPT IS A NEW 2"x2" fixture

it’s available in fine tune. Independent intensity and has acrylic and direct board behind it.


A LIGHT

 

"Aerial" is the new linear product. It has direct and indirect distribution via a clean combination of a high performance light engine and 3-D light guide.

It is available in 4' and 8' length that can be joined to create continuous row and 6.3w/ft and 12.7w/ft options.


GVA

  

FL Series, advanced architectural flood and spot light.

Updated Highlighter Series.

300mm/1ft modular design for curved or straight sections, 3w/ft and 5w/ft, 12°, lengths of 2', 4', 5', 6', Monochromatic or RGB & RGBW High Output LEDs with Color AMP. (Diver on board is under development.)

Color AMP, Automatic Maximization of Lighting Performance in Multicolor LED Luminaires  (right side) provides following benefits:

  • 2 to 3-time increase of light output in specific colors in four color luminaires
  • 2 to 3-time reduction in number of luminaires to achieve the same color effect
  • Significant cost saving due to lower number of fixtures required, as well as upon installation
  • Additional flexibility in lighting design
  • Automatically sets the maximum possible light output for any color or any combination of colors
  • Whereas in a standard mode, a four color, RGBW luminaire, designed for 100W total power consumption, limits each color by a quarter of its maximum power draw, in this case 25W per channel.

Amiable wall-washer/wall grazing and cove lighting with adjustable aim mounting track and brackets: 0-90° in 10° increments


WAC LIGHTING

This cute-able LED sheet in almost any form (ex: pixels) costs $120/ft.

For installation behind an translucent object or light box , it just needs 0.5" breathing space and service.

  

 

 

AETHER, a 2" downlight with warm dim, single chip, Tunable white. (1800K to 3000K.), shallow and  standard aperture options. 360° Adjustable lens, magnetic connection and there is Rotation guideline on the for adjusting Aiming angle.

The track heads come in 4 sizes and the largest one has an adjustable lens with 15° to 50°  light distribution.

 

The smallest (far back) deliver 900 lumen and costs 40$.

23May/180

XAL Showroom

At the new XAL showroom, they presented the new commodity and boutique products.

Under the Commodity products we saw the Vela, Mino 2.5 and Baso family.

Vela Evo was launched globally in 2017 in 3 sizes of 1.5', 2', 3' and 4' diameter. The 1.5' model is priced at $540 and goes up to $5000 for 4' version which can be used even as a high bay architectural fixture due to high lumen output.

What is unique about this fixture is the double sided printed led board, for uplight. Currently, the standard color temperatures although the tuneable white is under development for European market, it is available in both tuneable and RGB for US market.

In the surface mounting installation the gap between the cone shape housing on the back of the fixture and the ceiling is just 1 inch and wont be noticed even when looked closely.


The BASO family is another product which we looked at. It is exclusively available in US market and comes in 1.5", 2.5" and 4"  wide recessed extruded aluminum profile, trimless or with trim. The Wallwasher  version has 1.5 aperture, snap-in lens, 3500K and 4500K available. It is also customization for larger projects and quoted around $90/ft. The board and cover are integrated and use snap system to be placed to the channel, aluminium board to help the heat transition. It also has the wall to wall configuration.

 

The Baso Cove is coming on August 2018 in 3.5" and 4" aperture. It also benefits from snap-in system to be used in trimed and trimless shape in wood ceiling.


Later they showcased the Task system and Move It system which belong to their boutique products line.

The Task acoustic is an office lighting. It is an edgeLed product in 4', 8' sections, 2'x2' corner and curved corner. They recently launched acoustical panels made out of PVD  to reduce noise. It is designed in an inlay and single mount to go with the fixture in half circle or half square shapes based on fixture shape.


The Task System is another Edge lighting product in this family. It comes in 4', 8', 12' sections and 2'x2' corner which also comes as wall mounted.  There is a linear connector between each fixture. The driver is in the first 3 set to keep the board temperature down. The optic is in 4 layers to achieve low glare. There is also an extra set of LED on the back of channel to achieve the asymmetric distribution. The ratio of direct/indirect could be between 60% to 40% and 30% to 70%  uplight. The direct/indirect lighting are controlled together (no separate dimming). Suspension head and wall to wall option are also available for this fixture. The quoted price is around $100/ft.

 


Their other boutique product is the Move It System. It is a magnetic track system with 1" or 2" wide suspended extruded profile channel and various inset options like; spotlight, linear light and pendent recessed light and uplight which are flexible and adjustable. The spotlight has an adjustable beam angle of 17° to 43°.

The Move It system can Also be used as a wall-washer. It comes in 1', 4' and could have spotlights on the track which are non-current dimmable (12V). There are also Opals for 1' and 2' channels. Currently, the ends are glowing but they are considering to develop a non-glowing end. The snap-in system also reduces the errors of a contractor in case of the reverse installation. The channel can be used in the architectural cove. For using grazer as a cove light, only 6" spacing is required for shooting the light. They are developing a half channel in 2018 to be used instead of an architectural cove.

 

Digital dimming can be used for downlights on this system and Dali for individual track heads (700 lm to 1200 lm). They are currently looking to work with US control system manufacturers to make their controls compatible with this line.

From the Move It family, the Move It 25 with multi connector node is a unique outstanding magnetic lighting system. It can be ordered as a standard parts from the cut sheet. The end cap is a around unit which is power feeder with electric connectors, remote driver, 24 constant voltage. Each power feeder can takes 6 arms (channel is not cuttable. It has magnetic part.) with possibility of rotation for each arm to achieve the desired angle. It is a time consuming and expensive fixture, since it needs a lot of customization and communication.


And finally, they presented their newest creation, UNICO.

It gives a total control and flexibility over the light shape. They achieved a very narrow 12° spot, 35° round or square spot,  55° and 75° flood light, wall washer and symmetric/asymmetric light distribution all in one fixture. It has 2 mounting option, 6 design shapes, 9 light insets (up to 420 lm each) and three control options which can be individually combined.

 

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